In the letter Samford discusses his views on the proposed Kansas-Nebraska Act: "I see our North. friends are not slow to come up to the issue of non-intervention as made by the Kansas Act; but are we quite cautious enough about the Squatter...
In the speech Dowdell argues in favor of a clause in the bill that would repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820. He objects to a provision of the act that prohibited slavery in the Louisiana Territory north of the 36ø 30' latitude line: "This line...
In the diary Baker discusses the movements of the 1st and 54th Alabama Infantry regiments; life in camp; the siege of New Madrid, Missouri; his capture at Island 10; and his experiences at the Union prisons of Camp Chase and Johnson's Island in...
McGhee served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Missouri during World War II. In the letter he discusses the Japanese surrender on the Missouri; the occupation at Yokosuka Naval Base; and the bombing of several cities in Japan. Also...
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